Zlib + Boost Installation problem

Stuart A. Yeates syeates at gmail.com
Mon Jul 21 07:08:03 BST 2008


On Mon, Jul 21, 2008 at 5:46 PM, Chaman Singh Verma <csv610 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am trying to instal Boost library on Intel Core 2 machine I had installed
> AMD64
> version of Ubuntu.
>
> Installing gave troubles and it seems that it couldn't find zlib.h path.
>
> There are two places I could locate zlib.h in Ubuntu i.e.
> linux-headers-2.6.24-19
> and linux-headers-2.6.24-19.generic. Why there are two identical version and
> how
> I can provide link to Boost library to these libraries and which one I
> should use ?
>
> csv

Are you sure there are two identical copies? On my box one is a link
to the other:

stuartyeates at stuartyeates:~$ ls -lart
/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic/include/linux/zlib.h
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 53 2008-07-16 21:24
/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-19-generic/include/linux/zlib.h ->
../../../linux-headers-2.6.24-19/include/linux/zlib.h

This is very common for header files. I'm pretty certain that the
linux-headers-2.6.24-19 is the one you should be referencing.

Also make sure that this is the header you're after, rather than the
one with the same name in

http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/zlib1g-dev

which looks more like what you need.

cheers
stuart




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